June 23, 2021
Table of Contents
– A Letter from Robert Brashear
– Eighth Grade Celebration
– Calendar of Events
– Lubbock Moonlight Musical Features Five Patriots
– A Special Gift
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Donor Appreciation Reception
– Summer Camps
– Summer Reading Assignments
– 2021-22 Spiritwear
PLC / LS NEWS
– Crossing the Courtyard Ceremony
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Spike Fest
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– TAPPS 2A State Art Awards
– Junior Leadership Workshops
– Junior Investiture Ceremony
– 2021-22 NHS Officers
Share your GREEN pictures on the All Saints Facebook page!
A Letter from Our Head of School
Dear Patriot Family,
On behalf of the faculty and staff at All Saints Episcopal School I hope everyone is in the midst of a restful, productive and fun summer. This year’s break is well-deserved after the challenges of the past 15 months. With some time to get distance and perspective on our recent journey together the word that keeps popping into my mind is thankfulness. I am certainly thankful for all the students, parents, faculty, staff and coaches who all went above and beyond to make this last year a success. What started as a school year of unknowns and altered processes to ensure everyone’s health and safety ended in a whirlwind as we excitedly pushed to return to many of our traditional spring events.
Not only did we have in-person school, but it was a successful year for so many of our groups and teams. In the high school All Saints won the overall TAPPS 2A Academic State Championship as well as the TAPPS 2A One Act Play State Championship. Girls tennis and boys golf also brought home state championships in the spring. Volleyball, boys basketball and boys tennis all advanced to the final four of their state tournaments as well. The robotics team also advanced to their first ever state tournament in only their third year of competing. Similar successes were had in middle school as the band and choir earned the top awards at the Abernathy (band) and Lubbock (choir) contests. The middle school girls cross country and volleyball teams as well as the boys and girls tennis teams won WTCAA championships. One of our largest track and field teams ever as well as girls and boys golf finished second. We were all entertained with the spring theater productions of Matilda, Pirates Past Noon and Fine Arts Night. The year wrapped up with the graduation of a fantastic senior class. We have a lot of reasons to be thankful.
It is fun to look back and appreciate the accomplishments of this past year, but even more exciting to work and prepare for the future and the upcoming year. The calendar for the 2021-22 school year is rapidly filling up with a return to all our traditional events. School trips are being planned, the Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA) academic competition for Lower School and Middle School is happening, middle school volleyball and basketball tournaments are scheduled and already full, high school state band and drumline competitions, Homecoming, Grandparents Day, Advent of Lessons and Carols are all on the calendar and the list goes on… Again, the word that keeps permeating my thoughts is thankfulness. We should all be so thankful that we are in the midst of preparing for another fantastic year at All Saints while so many in our country are just hoping for a return to in-person school.
On campus this summer it is full steam ahead as Division Heads are already working with faculty on aligning and updating curriculum at all levels, continuing professional development for faculty as well as numerous facility upgrades in progress. We are excited to welcome several new faculty and staff to the All Saints family along with many new students and families.
In the meantime, continue to enjoy your summer, rest and recharge. Please take time to reflect and find thankfulness in being a part of the All Saints family. Thankfulness drives the enthusiasm and passion that we will need to continue to create an outstanding learning environment and life-building opportunities for the students and families at All Saints. Be thankful and Go Pats!
Interim Head of School
Eighth Grade Celebration
On May 26th our eighth grade class came together for an end of year celebration held at 4ORE! Golf. This is a special evening for our eighth grade students who are beginning a new chapter in high school.
Three awards were presented during the evening: The Monty Vogel, The Patriot Ambassador and The Aaron Hoffman Awards.
The Monty Vogel Award is given each year to the student with the highest grade point average in the eighth grade class. Mr. Dennis Chance was given the honor of presenting this award to Jana Shabaneh.
The Patriot Ambassador Award is given to the student that most exemplifies the All Saints Way through their relationships, behavior and overall character. Mr. Chapman presented this award to Brady Lowe.
The final award of the evening was the Aaron Hoffman Award. This honor is given to the student who “lives life to the fullest by making every day count.” Announced by Mr. T.J. Hurt, the 1993 recipient of this award, the 2021 Aaron Hoffman Award was presented to Elizabeth Johnson. Also in attendance was Aaron’s mother, Charlotte Burt. We are so grateful for her continued attendance at this special event.
Congratulations to Jana, Brady, Elizabeth and all of our eighth grade students! The evening concluded with a moving video showcasing pictures of all the students over the years. The eighth grade parents would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dee Paone for organizing and putting the video together.
As the students continue their education in high school, we wish them all the best!
- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m: Clay Workshop, Third – Fifth Grade
- 8 – 11:00 a.m: Volleyball Camp I, First – Fifth Grade and Volleyball Camp II, Sixth – Eighth Grade
- 1 – 4:00 p.m: Creative Academy of Summer Theatre, Third – Twelfth Grade
- 6 – 9:00 p.m: Volleyball Camp III, Ninth – Twelfth Grade
June 21- July 2
- 9 – 12:00 p.m: Little Friends Creative Dramatics Camp – Pre-Kindergarten – Second Grade
June 28 – July 2
- 9 – 12:00 p.m: Lower School Video Games Art Camp, Kindergarten – Fourth Grade (Sign Up still Open, Registration Due ASAP)
July 28 – July 1
- 9 – 12:00 p.m: Spanish Camp III, Preschool (Spots still available)
July 5 – 9
- School Office Closed in observation of Fourth of July Holiday ❤
- 2 – 5:00 p.m: Orchestra Camp, Third – Fifth Grade
July 12 – 16
- 9 – 12:00 p.m: Harry Potter Art Camp, Kindergarten – Fourth Grade (Sign Up still Open, Registration Due ASAP)
July 12 – 23
- 1 – 4:00 p.m: Creative Academy of Summer Theatre, Third – Twelvth
July 19 – 22
- 9 – 12:00 p.m: Photography Workshop, Third – Fifth Grade (Sign Up still Open, Registration Due ASAP)
- 9 – 12:00 p.m: Spanish Camp IV, Kindergarten – First Grade (Spots Still Available)
July 19 – 23
- 9 – 12:00 p.m: Little Friends Creative Dramatics Camp, Pre-Kindergarten – Second Grade (Only Five Spots Remain)
July 26 – 29
- 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m: Photography Workshop, Fifth – Twelvth Grade (Sign Up still Open, Registration Due ASAP)
July 26 – 30
- 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m: Session 2: Theatre Camp, Advanced Performance Intensive, Fifth – Twelvth (Only Five Spots Remain)
- 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m: Robotics and Lego Camp, Fourth – Eighth Grade
- High School Cross Country, Football and Volleyball begins.
- TBD: New Employee Reception
- 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m: New Faculty/Staff Orientation
- TBD: Middle School Cross Country, Football and Volleyball practice begins.
- 5:00 p.m: Football Scrimmage @ Petersburg High School
August 11 – 13
- 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m: Teacher In-Service
August 16 – 17
- 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m: Parent – Teacher Conferences, Preschool – Eighth Grade (Childcare Available)
- TBD: Back to School Night
- 7:45 a.m: First Day of School Preschool – Eighth Grade
- 8:30 a.m: Beginning of School Eucharist
- 5:00 p.m: High School Football Scrimmage @ Anton High School
- 8:00 a.m: School Begins for High School
- 5:00 p.m: Board of Trustees Meeting
Five Patriots in Rehearsal for Lubbock Moonlight Musical Production
Four of our All Saints students (Ian Jeffreys, Lexi Jeffreys, Addison Abbe, and Abigail Coon) and theatre director Shane Strawbridge are in rehearsals for Honk, Jr. at Lubbock Moonlight Musicals.
Honk! JR. is a heartwarming adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of the ugly duckling. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.
Honk, Jr. runs from July 8-14. Tickets and more information is available at MoonlightMusicals.com.
A special shout out to All Saints parent Wendy Needham who is currently cast as Baroness Elberfeld in the Moonlight Musicals production The Sound of Music, by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show is running now and will end on Saturday, June 26.
A Special Gift
All Saints graduate and current Third Class Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy Anthony Paone wanted to give a special gift to our Interim Head of School Robert Brashear. Like Anthony, Robert also attended the Air Force Academy and was very supportive of Anthony during the tedious application process.
In his own words, Anthony explains the meaning behind his gift.
“No matter how long you are at the academy, it will change you at the most fundamental level. I can see how the academy molded Coach Brahsear, and I wanted to give him something to remind him of his time there. Many things crossed my mind, but I decided on something that has meant a lot to me, the American flag. The ability to fly the flag represents nine months of hard training. The training I received this year is comparable to the training Coach Brashear received. I knew the flag would be meaningful, but I wanted to make the gift even more special. During your doollie (freshmen) year at the academy, you are required to run on marble strips to get to wherever you’re going. I took a piece of marble from a strip that I knew Coach had run on during his doolie year and placed it in the heart of the fold of the American Flag I gave to him. At its core, this gift represents how the trials and traditions of the academy have remained and will remain constant for years to come.”
This flag is displayed in Robert’s office and serves as a fond reminder of his time at the Air Force Academy and his good friend, Anthony!
A special thank you is extended to Anthony for sharing this story with us.
All School News
Donor Appreciation Reception
All Saints Summer Camps
All Saints Theatre Camp 🎭
Online Enrollment Still Open: https://forms.gle/cAbV2y7hKATqcEiG7
Printable Registration Forms:
All Saints Art Camp 🎨
All Saints Orchestra Camp🎻
All Saints Robotics and Lego Camp
All Saints Summer Reading
Patriot Parents, it’s important to keep your kids reading in the summer months. Be sure to check out the school website for a list of our summer reading assignments! Click here to view.
First Annual Lowerpalooza
Our First Annual Lowerpalooza day was a huge success! This event took the place of individual grade level end of school parties. It brought together our students in First through Fourth for a field day!
The kids and teachers didn’t let the hot and humid weather get in the way of their fun. The students were divided into two teams, red team and blue team. They competed for the bragging rights and the Lowerpalooza Champion title! Rumor has it that the red team walked away with the title but at the end of the day it was all about having a good time. Mission accomplished. A special thank you to all of the parent volunteers for coming out and helping with the games and contests.
Fourth Grade Crossing the Courtyard
We have a sweet group of Fourth grade students that officially transitioned from “red” shirts to “blue” shirts! This is BIG time at All Saints. It signifies the end of Lower School and the beginning of a new journey in Middle School.
The Crossing the Courtyard Ceremony held in mid-May marked a new tradition for us. Each Fourth grade student received a certificate from Lower School Division Head Rachel Scranton and then “crossed the Lower School courtyard” to receive their first blue shirt from Assistant Head of School Greg Hutchinson. It was a special evening for our students and their parents.
Fourth Grade Dodge Ball
Our Fourth Grade ended the year with another new tradition. They invited the Faculty and Parents to join them in a fun competition of dodge ball. It was a great way to conclude their lower school years and head into middle school. Thank you to all the faculty and parents that joined us for the fun.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Annual Spike Fest
A highlight of the middle school years is the Annual Spike Fest that occurs at the end of each year. This is a “beach” volleyball contest where the student teams compete in costume. This All Saints tradition has been a favorite event since the 1990s!
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Leadership Training and Investiture Ceremony
Juniors were brought together in May for a two day leadership training with Dr. George Comiskey. These students set goals for what they hope to accomplish in the upcoming year. Committees were formed and planning began. Each committee has already met with Ms. Edmonson about what they want to accomplish and how to move forward. The seniors will be leading the high school student body on first day of school. This is a fun and eventful day for our students and an opportunity for them to share what was accomplished and planned in the leadership training program.
The Leadership Week culminated with the Junior Investiture Ceremony. This special event recognized each student and celebrated their “rising up” as seniors into their leadership role for this coming school year. This event signified the importance of entrusting our seniors with leadership roles and responsibilities for the coming school year. At the ceremony parents and special guests pinned the rising seniors and a reception was held afterwards.
College Admissions Preparation
On June 9 eighteen rising seniors attended a one day college admission preparation training program. They received information that covered the following topics to help them get started on the college admissions process over the summer months:
- College admissions in today’s world
- Applications – Apply Texas, Coalition and Common App
- Changes with SAT and ACT for college admissions
- How to stand out and set yourself apart from others in college essays
- Tips for applying to selective colleges
- How colleges track a student’s interest
- Understanding financial aid (FAFSA) and scholarships
- Senior check list
New National Honor Society Officers
Congratulations to the incoming National Honor Society officers for 2021-2022.
President – Kevin Beasley
Vice President – Ashby Whitaker
Secretary – Jilayne Headrick
Treasurer – Logan Caffey
Publicity/Historian – Ella Aycock
2021 TAPPS 2A ART COMPETITION
Congratulations to the following artist that received recognition for their outstanding artwork.
Mia Garza – Computer Rendered Art, 1st Place
Sara Carothers – Black and White Drawings, 1st Place; Color Drawings, 3rd Place
Ella Aycock – Painting, Third Place
Audrey Smith – Computer Rendered Art, 7th place
Natalie Caswell – Black and White Photography, Honorable Mention
Natalie Caswell – Color Photography, Honorable Mention